Real Estate

University of Oxford: Tokenization Offers Exciting Possibilities for Real Estate but Cautious on Single Assets, Smartlands Counters Thesis

Security Tokens and Real Estate. Recently the University of Oxford published a paper on digital assets and real estate. Entitled, “Tokenization: the Future of Real Estate Investment?“, the document believes there is potential in tokenizing the popular asset class but also sees certain challenges. For… Read More

UK-based Online Real Estate Investment Platform BrickVest Acquired by German Firm Patrizia

UK-headquartered digital real estate investment platform BrickVest has reportedly been acquired by Patrizia, a Germany-based firm. Details regarding the terms of the deal and the amount paid for the purchase have not been shared publicly. Established in 2014, BrickVest allows customers to invest in pre-screened… Read More

UK-based OakNorth Bank Confirms that SME-focused Real Estate Lender, OIMIO, to Launch in the Netherlands

UK-based OakNorth, a digital bank for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) that offers business and property loans, has confirmed that OIMIO, a commercial real estate SME-focused lender, has established operations in the Netherlands. The lending firm will be launching a supplier’s credit analysis and monitoring… Read More

PeerStreet Appoints Ellen Coleman As New Chief Financial Officer

PeerStreet, a leading platform for investing in real estate backed loans, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Ellen Coleman as its new Chief Financial Officer. Coleman reportedly joined the PeerStreet team last year and was previously named  EVP of Finance. The platform noted that Coleman… Read More

French Anaxago Group Becomes a Neo-Private Bank by Adding Wealth Management Arm to Crowdinvesting Platform and Asset Management

French Fintech Anaxago pioneered alternative finance by launching an equity crowdfunding platform in 2012. Profitable since year one, the company entered real estate investing in 2014. In 2018, it launched an asset management arm, Anaxago Capital. Not one to be standing still, the company’s co-founders, Joachim… Read More

RealtyMogul Reports Topping $500 Million Invested, $136 Million Returned to Investors

RealtyMogul, a real estate crowdfunding marketplace, has topped $500 million in property investments since platform launch, according to a release. RealtyMogul also states that it has returned over $136 million to investors since 2013. RealtyMogul notes that it raised its first $250 million in invested… Read More

Fundrise Reports Overall Net Return for Investors of 9.47% for 2019

Real estate marketplace Fundrise recently published its annual letter where it reflects on platform overall performance and comments on the forthcoming year. Fundrise takes a fund approach with a series of targeted funds utilizing Reg A+. Effectively, these are unlisted funds that seek to drive… Read More

Australian Digital Brokerage Platform Stake Launches UK Beta

Australia-based digital brokerage platform Stake announced this week it has officially launched its UK beta operations.  Founded in 2017, Stake claims it democratizes global share markets to bring the “world’s largest and most dynamic” market to the rest of the world. “We believe brokerage is… Read More

UK Online Mortgage Broker Trussle Raises £7.5 Million Through Latest Round of Funding

UK-based online mortgage broker, Trussle, announced on Wednesday it has raised a further £7.5m in funding as it continues its technology expansion. Trussle revealed that the investment includes funding from a new investor, the Dutch-based Rabo Frontier Ventures (RFV), alongside existing investors, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking… Read More

CrowdStreet Reports Doubling Distributions in 2019 Topping $58 million

CrowdStreet, a real estate crowdfunding platform catering to accredited investors, has circulated an email stating that distributions doubled in 2019 alongside the size of its community. Launched in 2014, Crowdstreet claims more than $972 million has been raised and, since platform launch $99+ million in… Read More

Not Just About Startups: Democratizing the Accredited Investor Definition Will Allow More People Access to Lower Risk Real Estate Investments

While investment crowdfunding rules initially were targeted at early-stage ventures in need of growth capita,l the new rules have fueled the rise of investment platforms for another asset class: real estate investment opportunities. Early-stage ventures, from seed rounds to later-stage venture rounds, tend to include… Read More

ShareIn Adds Property Crowdfunding Platform Shoijin Property Partners to List of Users

ShareIn, an Edinburgh based Fintech that powers online capital formation, has won a major client, according to the company. The win aligns with the launch of its new modular approach to investment crowdfunding. ShareIn has signed up Shojin Property Partners, a property crowdfunding platform that… Read More

UK Property Crowdfunding Platform Property Partner Completes First 5 Year Project, Reports Solid Return for Investors

Property Partner, a UK based property crowdfunding platform, reports reaching a “major milestone” by concluding the platform’s first-ever 5-year investment project. According to Property Partner, investors in the Fairholme Road property earned a 36% return during the term of the asset. To quote the platform:… Read More

Longtime LendInvest CEO Christian Faes Moves to Executive Chairman Role as Company Appoints New CEO

LendInvest, one of the UK’s leading Fintechs that provides a marketplace for property finance, has announced that its co-founder and longtime Chief Executive Officer Christian Faes is stepping down from his role and moving into the Executive Chairman position. As of today, Rod Lockhart is… Read More

loanDepot to Pay Off Two Homeowners’ Mortgages Through 10-Year Anniversary nextX Sweepstakes

loanDepot announced on Thursday it will celebrate its 10 year anniversary by paying off one lucky customer AND one employee’s mortgage through its nextX Mortgage Sweepstakes, which will feature $680,000 in total prizes. According to loanDepot, the nextX Mortgage Sweepstakes is part of its year-long #nextX… Read More

Digital Bank OakNorth Lends £2.3 Million to Property Investment Platform Riverside Capital

Riverside Capital, a platform for professional investors and intermediaries to invest in the UK commercial property market, has received a £2.3 million loan from OakNorth Bank. The funding will be utilized to acquire and develop a two-story office in Hoxton. The development is also said… Read More

Roofstock Secures $50 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led by SVB Capital

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Roofstock, an online marketplace where you can invest in single-family rental homes, announced on Wednesday it secured $50 million through its Series D funding round, which was led by SVB Capital with participation from Citi Ventures, Fort Ross Ventures and 7 Global Capital as well… Read More

Latin American Digital Real Estate Platform Loft Raises $175 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Vulcan Capital & Andreessen Horowitz

  , a Latin-America-based digital real estate platform, announced on Friday it secured $175 million through its Series C funding round, which was co-led by Vulcan Capital and Andreessen Horowitz with participation from QED Investors, Fifth Wall Ventures, Thrive Capital, Valor Capital, and Monashees. Founded… Read More

CrowdStreet Says Capital Distributions More than Doubled in 2019

Real estate investment platform CrowdStreet says that capital distributions in 2019 more than doubled the total amount of capital distributed back to investors on the platform since 2014. Over$57 million in capital was distributed to platform investors during the year. Launched in 2014, CrowdStreet has… Read More

Perspective: The State of Crowdfunding and Where it’s Headed in 2020

The concept of crowdfunding has been around since the dawn of civilization. Think about the priest passing around the bucket in church, communities coming together to help a member in need, or the example that is probably most familiar to us all – taxes! The… Read More

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